Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Operation Family Caregiver Washington: Ensuring a Future
Operation Family Caregiver, a skill-building support program, helps caregivers manage the challenges inherent in their role. Caregiver coaches provide in-home, online and telephone consults tailored to the specific circumstances of an individual family, and work with caregivers to develop detailed notebooks with essential information that will be used long after the initial training sessions have ended. This grant fulfills the final year of a three-year BWF commitment to fund the implementation of Operation Family Caregiver in the state of Washington, which has a significant population of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. This effort partners with and complements the VA Caregiver Support Program as they provide coaching to 15 to 20 caregivers throughout Washington. This BWF grant will also fund interactions with the VA to identify longer-term collaboration and synergy.